Report: ‘Child Migrant’ Who Drowned in Channel Actually a 28-year-old Man | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Report: ‘Child Migrant’ Who Drowned in Channel Actually a 28-year-old Man

French prosecutors say it “appears” a 16-year-old migrant who drowned in the Channel was actually a 28-year-old man, with relatives saying France had previously rejected an asylum claim by him.

The deputy public prosecutor for Boulogne-sur-Mer, Philippe Sabatier, named the fatality as Abdulfatah Hamdallah, a Sudanese man who had been squatting in the crime-ridden ‘Calais Jungle’ encampment for some two months prior to his ill-fated voyage.

Media reports had previously described the drowned migrant as a 16-year-old child, quoting the French Minister Delegate for Citizenship, Marlene Schiappa, who herself appeared to be going by the age provided to rescuers by another passenger on the boat.

The new age given by Sabatier, citing recovered travel documents, appears to contradict these early reports.

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